Depending on where you stand on net neutrality, today is either a great day, or a day that will live in infamy. Back in December, the Trump-era FCC voted to repeal the rules that prevented your wireless provider and ISP to give preferential treatment to some content over others. In theory, without net neutrality protection, a carrier could have a video or audio streamer pay it a fee to guarantee that it will stream its content over the operator’s fastest pipeline. Other streamers who refuse to pay for this could have its content slowed down to a crawl. Think of the OG Apple iPhone on EDGE.
Well, Reddit user JediSamReye2013 is having none of this and has taken upon themselves to create art of the already obsolete technology. Proudly displayed on the walls in their house are a trove of disassembled and knolled out Android devices from the recent past that can easily pass as contemporary art. For one, it’s a creative and ingenuous …
Leave it to the EU to fine those capitalistic pigs Apple and Google billions for offshoring taxes, and to France in particular to stand for the little developer guy. We kid, but after Google was sentenced to a $2.7 billion fine for search priorities, and Apple set aside $14 billion for eventual tax evasion levies, now France is taking both tech giants to court for “abusive trade practices,” when it comes to the third-party developers who are actually populating the App Store and Google Play.
Back in December, net neutrality was repealed by the Trump-era FCC. That means that in theory, Netflix can pay carrier X for access to a faster pipeline than the one used by competitors like Hulu. Consumers could see the price of their monthly Netflix bill rise even more to cover this additional cost. Again, this is in theory. But time is ticking forward. Now that the order to repeal net neutrality has been published in the Federal Register, “The Restoring Internet Freedom Order,” as it is misleadingly named, will go into effect on April 23rd.
There are several challenges to the repeal and …
She may be a mom now, but Natalie Portman spits fire as hot as ever.
Reimagining the viral Lonely Planet digital short from her last SNL hosting stint in 2006, Portman dropped some sick game – rapping about her not-ballerino husband Benjamin Millepied, and GenZ’s favorite pastime, snacking on Tide Pods.
“It sounds like you’re almost exactly the same but with current references,” Beck Bennett says, filling in the interview chair for 06’s Chris Parnell.
“Do you find it difficult juggling kids and a career?” he asks.
“You can juggle these nuts,” Portman responds.
Keeping up with the theme of the evening, former Saturday Night Live mainstay and Lonely Planet cofounder Andy Samberg made a cameo in the video, dressed in the same inexplicable Viking costume as in Natalie Raps Part I. Only this time, he has a present for her. Read more…
Apple has two new cool animoji ads and it aired them at the Grammy’s to showcase the fun new iPhone X feature to a wide audience.
A man replacing the battery on his Apple iPhone visited an electronics store in Nanjing City, China. Not sure about the legitimacy of the cell being offered by the retailer, he decides to chomp down on it. He reasons that if people bite into coins to see if they are genuine, he could do the same thing with this iPhone battery. The guy takes a bite on the cell that is earmarked for his iPhone, and BOOM! The battery explodes.
You’re probably thinking that this can’t be real. After all, what kind of person actually bites into a smartphone battery? But thanks to a security camera strategically …
Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that the discounts have ended. Motorola is taking $100 off the price of the unlocked Moto Z2 Play on the company’s website. The handset, offering 64GB of native storage, can be purchased for $399 in dark grey or gold. The device carries a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 626 chipset with an octa-core 2.2 GHz CPU and the Adreno 506 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside. Those requiring additional storage can take advantage of the 2TB capacity microSD slot.
The 12MP camera on back is equipped with an …